Discover the treats in store in the Hawke’s Bay. The Bay is home to the largest apple and peach orchands and has over 5,000 hectares of wine grapes (reds, chardonnay) in New Zealand. Bite into a juicy fresh yellow flesh nectarine, a sweet apricot or black doris plums. Sample exquisite handcrafted chocolates and taste organic cheese where every cow has a name. Linger over beautifully craft collectables made by locals passionate about their craft.
Hawke’s Bay FARMERS MARKET – SUNDAY
Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday morning, rain hail or shine. Located in the Waikoko Gardens at Tomoana Showgrounds, Hawke’s Bay. The Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market has been around for over twenty years and is one of the oldest and largest Farmers’ Markets in the country. Every Sunday Hastings Waikoko Gardens showcases the best fruit and vegetables, ‘like no other’ in New Zealand. Entertainment, live music and car boot sales make this a very popular market with locals and visitors alike. For visitors it’s a chance to sample your way around the glorious food offerings of the Bay and definitely find something the kids like to eat.
A&P Showgrounds, Kenilworth St, Hastings
NAPIER URBAN FARMERS’ MARKET – SATURDAY
In the heart of Napier, every Saturday morning is an offshoot of the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market from 8.30am – 12.30pm. Discover the very best local seasonal produce and artisan products. Discover an offshoot of the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market, conveniently situated in the heart of Napier, It is a perfect little market that blends easily into the shopping district of Napier. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, yummy goodies, vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, preserves, baked goods and more. Meet and greet the growers or makers. Sample fresh local products direct from the source.
BLACK BARN VINEYARDS – SATURDAY – SUMMER SEASON
Creative Black Barn to showcase their award winning wine with a market in their amphitheatre space. The kitchen store is the star along with Havelock North gourmet artisan makers. It is a beautiful setting for the market under the mature plane trees. If you are tempted to pop into the restaurant for brunch / lunch forward bookings are essential.
A summer market where locals from Hohepa Cheesery, local wine producers and creative talents in the small village of Clive come together to showcase local goods. The Clive Hall is the venue meaning rain or shine the market is open. There are over 25 stalls selling everything to everyone. Check the Facebook page for up to date information.
HAVELOCK NORTH HANDMADE MARKET – TRENDING
An excellent reason to visit Havelock North the 1st Saturday of every month, the handmade market. Havelock Handmade Market. Scented soaps, candles, collectables, the village square vibe of Havelock North is enhanced with this monthly market. Need a gift for family and friends. Your gift is solved at this market. Meet and greet the owner / operators, crafty people and creative products where upcycling is a core element.
HASTINGS CITY GROWERS MARKET – SATURDAY
Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the Hastings CBD Mall, from 7.00 am to 10.30 am Heretaunga St, East. Locally grown or produced food products and ready to eat food items will be available, as well as music and cafe-style seating.
Rotary Taradale operates a Saturday market from 8.30 am until 1.00 pm weekly. It is an assortment of goodies from potted plants, secondhand clothes, fresh fruit and vegetables to donated gift items supporting Rotary in Taradale. For market lovers combine with a Day Trip to Taradale.
A classic rural market with everything and anything for sale. From knitted baby booties to jam packed with raspberries. Consider shortbread and eggs essential then it’s on the list. It’s fun mingling with the locals stocking up for the week. Check the Facebook page for up to date opening hours during the weekend. For ideas on what to do in Otane, check What’s so great about Waipukurau?, What’s so great about Ongaonga? For more to do and see in Central Hawke’s Bay.
Frequently asked questions
Which is the best market to visit?
The gold standard is the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market, the doyenne of the district however all markets have their charms and quirky locals making the experience fun.
What is the best day to go?
Either Saturday or Sunday as EARLY as possible to avoid the crowds and get the best pick of the fresh produce
Can I visit several markets in one day?
Check up to date opening hours as covid has definitely put a spanner in the works.
Where is the best market to purchase ?
Check online the market website, the stall holders and enjoy browsing.
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